tania_nexust (230) - Greater London, - OCT 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ home. I’ve had this beer (and loved it) in cask several times, but not had a bottle in years. It had a much sweeter milk-chocolate nose than I was expecting, and did have a full, silky mouthfeel, but disappointingly less coffee than I remember it having. As it came into contact with the air more aroma was released, but it still didn’t give the depth of flavour I thought I’d experienced in it previously.
gunnar (5975) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Beermerchants. Pours very dark ruby with a small creamy tanned head. Aroma is lovely fresh grinded coffee, dark bitter chocolate. Smooth and light creamy mouthfeel.Taste is well balanced, lots of coffee, light roasted, chocolate and a weak dry finish with some English fine liquorice. Nice
DIBBLE (42) - Worthing, West Sussex, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black beer with a short tan head that laces the glass. Fresh uncomplicated roast malt aroma and flavour. Good carbonation. Well balanced although Arabica beans surprisingly understated given the name. Light coffee tones more prominent towards the finish. Delicious
Beerhunter111 (9261) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein schwarzes Bier mit einer fingerbreiten beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch bitter, viel Kaffee, röstmalzig. Geschmack leicht röstmalzig, Tabak, Kaffee, bitter, ok!
Ragnampiza (585) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - FEB 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle from Les Vignerons. Dark brown, looks almost black in the glass, with a big, fluffy and persistent beige head. Subtle but at the same time glorious aroma, notes of coffee powder, sweet milk chocolate, burnt toffee, caramel/mou candies and a hint of vanilla. Some little piney and herbal hoppy notes as well. The taste pretty much follow suite, despite being way less intense and inviting. Definitely more bitter than sweet too, contrary to the aroma. Taste comprises slightly roasted malt, watered down American coffee, licorice extract and some wet cardboard notes. Pleasently smooth and drinkable though, it’s velvety and chuggable almost like a cask ale. Bitter and astringent aftertaste. Average carbonation, light to medium body, slightly oliy texture. OK stout, but the aroma suggested something much more memorable.
Lowenbrau (2410) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg @El Lúpulo Feroz, Oviedo. 05-10-2014.
Pours black with nice tan head, frothy one. Coffee, roasty aromas. Medium body, soft carbonation, oily texture. Taste is dry, roasty, bitter, coffee. Enjoyable.
MissPxx (665) - - DEC 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells like expresso served in a Canadian pine forest. Very bitter with dark coffee undertones. Syrupy and deep.
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Sjohnh (331) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nearly black with a small beige head and lots of lacing. Aroma isn’t strong but a nice whiff of coffee. Medium / light body. Milky coffee flavour, with a touch of licquorice coming through.
DJoer (891) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
medium brown mokka head, coffee beans dark malts roast earthy herby smell, medium carbonation and bitter coffee malts sweet touch, some earth a bit thin body some cocoa notes
Ozckr (308) - Barcelona, SPAIN - NOV 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
chocolate, roasty, woody, brown, black, cloudy, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, medium sourness, full body, creamy,
Gurthnar (2479) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle by Cuso. Aroma strong roasted, coffee, dark fruits. Clear very dark colour. Taste got loads of roasted flavours going on, there is coffee and also slightly burnt/ash. Light chocolate. Rather thin bodied, lacks a bit of malty backbone. After all quite drinkable, but strong flavours.